Friday, December 19, 2014

Have a Festive, Sun-Drenched White Christmas

Do you dream of having a white Christmas but live in a climate that’s too warm for snow? There’s no reason you can’t embrace your own style. The traditional red and green combination can look out of place when it’s hot outside. But by using fresh white pieces, keeping decorations to a minimum and sticking with a limited color palette, you can cool things down for a fresh and chic white Christmas.

Use Lots of White

There is nothing like an abundance of cool, crisp whites to help bring the temperature down, and this principle can apply to your Christmas decorating, too. It is best to include as much white as possible for a warm-weather white-Christmas theme.

Use white objects with varying textures to maintain interest and avoid monotony. White wood, fabric, marble, clay ornaments and candles all have surfaces that help break up the repetition of white.

A crisp white tablecloth is the perfect base for this Christmas table setting. White napkins, vases, flowers and dishware all work beautifully together here, and the varying textures provide points of difference between the many white pieces.

The rustic burlap table runner adds some softness to the table and just a touch of warmth, saving the scene from feeling sterile.

Restrict Your Color Palette

Limit your color palette to white and natural tones, with accents of silver and glass. Focusing on neutral tones doesn’t have to be boring — as long as you include a variety of shapes and textures, the look will always be interesting. A good mix of textures will add depth and fullness to your Christmas decor.

For this simple, minimalist style, a variety of textures can mean the difference between a stylish, cool interior and one that is boring and without feeling.

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